April 16, 2014

Chase: Week Fifteen, Day Four

Neurotic Obsession:  Yvonne & Chase make head-way in their relationship finally!

Yvonne checked her email before work.  Over her shoulder, she called out to Chase, "I'm going to be working late tonight. Landgraab gave me the task of signing Byron Keaton, the up and coming artist.  Do you have rehearsal or a concert?"

Chase bit his lip.  "Umm.. I think I'm clear today. Check the calendar."

"Good idea," she said as she clicked over to the family calendar they used to try to keep their activities more organized.  She glanced at the date and announced, "It looks like you're clear."  She paused, then asked.  "Do you mind?"

Chase grinned.  "Well since you asked so prettily," he teased as he came up behind her and kissed her neck.   

And to think, it had only taken 10 years of marriage to get to this point...  But the night where she'd broken down in tears also broke down some walls they'd been trying to pull down.

***

Yvonne had pecked him on the cheek and hurried off to work. Chase had gone about his morning.  Feeding Greyson and then tucking him in for a nap.
Farrah crawled over to her brother's crib and stared at the baby.  "Dada... baby!" she said, pointing.  "Bru-bah!" She poked Greyson in the head.

Chase laughed.  "That's right. That's your brother.  No poking," he said, gently moving her hand away from the crib.  "I have an idea!" he said excitedly.
But, Farrah wasn't as interested in Music Mornings as Eva had been...

***

"Daddy!" Eva cheered when she ran in the house after school.  "You're home!"

Chase grinned.  "You bet.  And I have a fun time planned for us tonight," he promised.

"What is it? What is it?" she asked anxiously.

Chase shook his head, wiggling his eyebrows.  "Dinner first. And you have to eat your veggies without complaining."

"Awwww..." Eva moaned, but stopped abruptly,  when Chase looked at her and raise his eyebrows. 

Chase laughed at the funny face she made in an attempt to stop her grumbles, afraid that she'd lost already.  He ruffled her hair.  "Come on, let's get dinner and eat fast!"

***

"Byron! What a pleasure, sugar," Yvonne said with a smile.  "Oh, and is this something you're working on?" she asked, looking at the picture on his front porch. "It's lovely, sugar!"

Byron's chest puffed out.  "It's just a little something I've been working on," he said.
"Well, I thought the best place to have this discussion would be to head on over to the Modern Arts Museum.  What better place to start than at the place I'm going to get your artwork!"

Byron grinned.

***

"Daddy! This is so much fun!" Eva laughed as she concentrated on staying upright.  She'd never been ice skating before!

"Don't fall!" Chase said, reaching out to steady Eva.
Then, grabbing her hands, he slowly spun her around in a circle.
Eva looked up at her daddy and grinned.  "This is the best night ever!" she said happily.

***

"I like the way you think!" Byron said smoothly.  "You send that contract over to me and I'll sign it in a jiffy!"

"I'll take care of everything, sugar," Yvonne said, shaking his hand.
As she left, she felt a grin spread across her face.  She'd spent so much time worrying that she'd lost her edge.  But, baby, she still had it...

***

"This was the best night ever!" Eva said as she hurried inside.  "I love it when Mother's not here!"

Chase blanched as he followed behind her.
Eva hurriedly ditched her mittens and jacket when she came inside.  Chase followed behind more slowly, wondering how to respond. "You know your mom loves you," he said.

Eva shrugged, "Yeah, sure," she said. "I know."

Chase sighed.  He decided to leave well enough alone.  Apparently Yvonne would have to fix her relationship with Eva, as well.
"Daddy? Will you read me a book?" she asked.

"Of course," Chase said, grabbing a book and heading into her bedroom.  He sat down next to her as she wiggled to get comfortable.
And within minutes, she was fast asleep.

Chase gazed down at her and shook his head with wonder.  She was just perfect!

***

"You will never what!" Yvonne said with a huge grin when she came in the door, glowing with victory.

"You got the contract!" Chase said, excited for her.
"That's right, sugar! Not only did I get the contract, but," she announced regally, "You are now looking at the new Division Manager!"
"That's great, Yvonne!" Chase said, pulling her in for a hug.  "I'm so proud of you!"

Yvonne bit her lip, somewhat anxiously.  "This might mean I have to work a little bit more," she admitted cautiously. Before whenever she got a promotion, it caused tension between them because she'd had to work more. She waited for Chase to get testy...

But, Chase just nodded.  "I figured. We'll work it out. Having that family calendar has really helped, though."

She released the breath she'd been holding and smiled with gratitude.  "May I suggest we retire upstairs to celebrate?" she asked saucily.

3 comments:

  1. Yes, she really WILL have to work on her family relationships. Hopefully before she drops dead from a stress-related heart attack!

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    1. Right? Trying to hard maybe? I think underneath it all, she's still agitated with Felix and his slights!

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  2. so sad eva don`t like miss mom

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